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Information Systems Technology - Extended Reality (XR)

Information Systems Technology - Extended Reality (XR)

[Nick Jackson, Natasha Lewis]

Associate

 

There are four emphasis areas within the Information Systems Technology program: Cyber Defense, Extended Reality (XR), iOS App Development, and System Administration. The Extended Reality (XR) option is a two-year program which offers training in virtual/augmented reality.  Opportunities for employment for students with this expertise in Information Systems Technology include state and federal government, telecommunications industries, internet based companies and computer consulting. An Associate in Applied Science degree is earned upon successful completion of the Extended Reality (XR) curriculum. The Extended Reality (XR) curriculum will allow the student to obtain a Unity certification. Unity certifications are known throughout the IT community as one of the IT community as one of the best ways to break into the information technology field and build a solid career. Unity Certified User certification objectives are built into the curriculum. 

A composite ACT score of 17 is required for entrance into this program. 



Freshman Year

First Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
IST-1183
Essentials of IST
3

This course covers the diagnosis, troubleshooting, and maintenance of computer components. Topics include hardware compatibility, system architecture, memory, input devices, video displays, disk drives, modems, and printers. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

IST-1133
Fund of Data Communications
3

This course presents basic concepts of telephony, local area networks, wide area networks, data transmission, and topology methods. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

IST-1433
Web Dev Using HTML & CSS
3

This course involves the application of various professional and personal Web design techniques. Students will work with the latest WYSIWYG editors, HTML editors, animation/multimedia products, and photo editors. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

IST-2373
C# Programming
3

An introduction to the C# programming language. Students are introduced to object-oriented programming and a graphical integrated development environment. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

IST-1483
Fundamentals of Virtualization
3

This course presents basic concepts of operating system virtualization, server virtualization, cloning, teams, and virtual networks. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

Second Semester — 18 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
IST-1163
Concepts of Database Design
3

This course is an introduction to the design and manipulation of relational databases. Emphasis is placed on creation, manipulation, extraction, and display of data from existing databases. QBE and SQL are explored. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

IST-1413
Client-Side Programming
3

Prerequisite: Web & Programming Concepts (IST 1153) This course offers a comprehensive understanding of programming using JavaScript and CSS. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

IST-2823
XR 3D Modeling
3

This course provides an introduction to 3D content creation using design visualization software with emphasis on the connection to the creative thought process. Students will learn an overview of the workflow relating to animation, modeling, texturing, lighting, and rendering. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

IST-1193
Practical Applications in IST
3

This course will provide experience with operating systems. Emphasis will be placed on support personnel interaction (communication and professional behavior) with the platform to assist users in business environments. Topics on safety and environmental issues are included. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

IST-2853
XR Digital Artistry
3

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the tools required to create and edit graphic images. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

FINE-ELECT
Fine Arts Elective
3

Choose from any fine arts classes.



Sophomore Year

First Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
IST-2833
XR Development
3

This course is designed to introduce students to extended virtual reality development as it relates to various industries. This course will provide students an understanding of the tools and skill sets necessary to develop extended reality experiences. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

IST-2863
XR Illustration & Rendering
3

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the tools used in visual design and illustration software. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

IST-2873
XR Animation
3

This course is designed to introduce students to extended reality animation. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

IST-2313
Systems Analysissis and Design
3

This course introduces techniques used in systems analysis and design. Emphasis will be placed on the design, development, and implementation of an information system. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

MAT-1313
College Algebra
3

(Prerequisite: ACT math subscore of 19 or above or MAT 1233 with a "C" or above.) This course includes inequalities; functions, linear and quadratic equations; circles, and their graphs; applications; polynomial and rational function; logarithmic and exponential functions; systems of equations. Three hours lecture.

Second Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
IST-2843
XR Development
3

This course is designed to immerse students into the creation process for multiple types of extended reality experiences. Students will gain an understanding of the complete design process of an extended reality experience, and the team effort required to create quality immersive experiences. Students will also develop a portfolio of entry-level work. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

IST-2323
Script Programming Language
3

This course is an introduction to the use of integrating scripts to add functionality to Web pages. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

SPT-1113
Public Speaking
3

Study and practice in making speeches for a variety of public forums. Major emphasis is placed on effective speech preparation and delivery. Three hours lecture.

ENG-1113
English Composition I
3

English 1113 prepares the student to think critically and compose texts for academic and professional rhetorical situations. Three hours lecture.

SBA-ELECT
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
3

Choose any Social or Behavioral Science course in sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or educational psychology.

Total Hours: 63



 

CIP: 110201

Program of Study Code: 6004